Bihu performance in Guwahati creates Guinness World Record

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Bihu, a beloved cultural event in Assam, was performed in front of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries at the Suraszai Stadium in Guwahati on 14 April.

News Overview

  • The festival is known for bridging differences and symbolising harmony between human beings and nature.

  • More than 11,000 folk dancers and drummers performed the Bihu dance and played the dhulia (drum) at one place, creating two Guinness World Records.

  • The performance set a new record for the largest Bihu dance at a single venue, while the dhol players set a record for the highest number of drummers performing at a single venue.

  • The Assam government announced an appreciation of Rs 25,000 for each artist.

About Assam:

  • Location: It is a state located in the northeastern region of India. It is bounded by Bhutan in the north, Arunachal Pradesh in the east, Nagaland in the northeast, Manipur in the southeast, Mizoram in the south and West Bengal in the west.

  • Wildlife: Contains Kaziranga National Park, Manas National Park and Nameri National Park.

  • Language: Assamese is the official language of the state, but several other languages are also spoken, including Bengali, Bodo, and Hindi.

Formation (as a state) - 26 January 1950

Capital - Dispur

Chief Minister - Himanta Biswa Sarma

Governor - Gulab Chand Kataria

Rajya Sabha - 7 seats

Lok Sabha - 14 seats

Official Animal - Indian Rhinoceros

Official Bird - White-winged Duck

Official Dance - Bihu Dance

Official flower -Rhynchostylis retusa

Official river -Brahmaputra

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